What began with Flor Engels in Putte and was successfully continued with Jos & Jules Engels now continues with the next generation Yves Engels (son of Jules Engels).
René Geukens & Markus Bauer presented the young hen “ANNA” B21-5049054 as the winner (1st National) of the great middle-distance classic race Bourges vs. 18,707 youngsters on Saturday 31 July 2021.
In order to admire this year's 1st AS bird, I had to make my way to Osnabrück / Bünde, to the regional association 255 to the sports friends Gerd Heiner & Sebastian Schröder from RV Limberg.
On Saturday, May 29th, 2021 at 8.45 a.m. the province 250 in Bar-le-Duc (416 km) 16,017 pigeons started. Weather at the release site: Sunny with clouds, 12 degrees & light NE wind.
On Saturday, a total of 39,068 pigeons (8,409 pigeons, 11,952 yearlings and 18,707 young birds) started at 7.15 a.m. for the middle distance classic Bourges (Vierzon) 478 km. Weather at the start: slightly cloudy to beautiful, weak southwest wind and good visibility.