This is sad... All four men deserve to be there.
The whole team for Europeans has been posted yes.
Brian JOUBERT (Club France)
Yannick PONSERO (Annecy SG)
Alban PREAUBERT (CS Charleville-Mézières)
Remplaçant: Chafik BESSEGHIER (Grenoble Métropole PAT)
DANSE SUR GLACE
Isabelle DELOBEL / Olivier SCHOENFELDER (CSG Lyon)
Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT (Castres Club Patinage)
Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES (CSG Lyon)
Remplaçants: Zoé BLANC / Pierre Loup BOUQUET (CS Villard de Lans Patinage)
Vanessa JAMES / Yannick BONHEUR (Français Volants)
Adeline CANAC / Maximin COIA (CSG Champigny)
It's weird hat Amodio's not even alternate... I mean; Ponsero will be alternate for the Olys,right?
It just makes no sense. It would be Amodio's first big ISU championship, he needs the experience!
And what do they do if Ponsero hits one out of the park, as in: wins the title or the silver? And really lands the Lutz, the Quads, the Triple Axels? It would be strange to leave Ponsero at home then for the Olympics.
I expect another poor showing from Yannick at Euros. And reg Alban: no matter how he skates, it won't affect his (low) pcs.
I've just seen the free skate from Chafik Besseghier. How about that quad !
The communique is on the French federation website. I sort of agree with the decision, Amodio has a lot on his plate anyway, and Preubert can do well at the Euros. And if Ponsero wins a medal at Euros (let's pryy for that), he can certainly redeem himself at Worlds later on and prove once and for all he is no fluke. So far, I have not seen a consistent showing from him internationally, let's put it that way.
I was asking if it's confirmed that Amodio gets second spot for Olympics. On French federation website is still only communique about the nomination for Europeans.
I guess not Ivana but it seems as if it's a deal.
Well, I'm joining the party rather late (all work and no play ... )
I can't explain the selection except to credit DG with his usual stirring of the pot.
I also agree about Ponsero – if he hits the European jackpot, all hell will break loose in the French men field.
As for Brian. He wants to go to the euros and they want to give him what he wants no matter what. That being said, one cannot predict what will happen as mental state and over thinking is huge with Brian. If he faces Plush at the olys it might put a bit too much pressure on him – he need to see how they stand in comparison thru the eyes of the same judges panel. OTAH, if it won’t nail it, it might hurt his confidence.