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National winner for 6 hours.
It started as a dream coming true.
Saturday 29th may, Chateauroux ( 497km ) was the second national race of the year. The wind was normal, they said. Totally unexpected the birds flew much faster than everybody thought. As quick as possible we checked our loft and saw that already 1 bird entered. The electronic system registered the pigeon at 12h00m45s without our notice.

An hour later, we heard that we were very close to a national victory… At that moment nobody had an old pigeon that was in front of us… The pigeon (4278112/08) is a son of : Oki Doki x Daught.Topstar

The Belgium federation has rules for electronic clocking : within 5 minutes after the electronic signal, you have to clock the gummi by hand. We didn’t saw the pigeon entering the loft and thereby we lost the national victory.
We clocked the pigeon at 12h08m55s, 3 minutes too late. The federation disqualified us and registrated the time we clocked by hand. Therefore the fastest old bird of Chateauroux is placed at the 20th place, instead of the first place, the place where it belongs.
Hopefully the Belgium federation will learn from this, and make the rules more 21th century.
It’s very frustrating to say that the fastest pigeons is ours, but isn’t the national winner.

Xavier Verstraete
 
 
   
 
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