Baboo has gone back to his old coach. Good luck to him.
Translation of article found on MSN.
Sixteen months. 16 long months for which Brian and Guyon had not spoken to each other. Yet they had been bumping into each other virtually every day, each working in his own corner of the Poitiers rink. They reunited as they had parted 16 months ago. The atmosphere was studious, their faces reflecting both smiles of contentment (kind of) and the mark of effort/work (i wish french journalists didn't attempt to be poetic when speaking of factual information)
As had been agreed on thursday evening, brian and Véronique met up yesterday lunchtime for a first work session exciting both by it's form and content. Teacher and student gave their best to make up for lost time. And they weren't disappointed: "i have never betrayed my students and i'm glad we can work together, insisted Guyon. It's a wonderful challenge for both of us and we will be able to finish what we started".
The beginning was fifteen years ago, when Brian had his first skating lessons with Veronique. They grew up together, climbing four by four the steps that lead to success. Life and their respective strong personalities had seperated them. They whiped the slate clean on thursday. They reunite in the presence of of an approving Raymonde (his mother), laeticia (his fiancée), Jean-rolland racle the head of the french team, D. Gaillaguet his advisor and a load of journalists as well as numerous fans.
"We're not used to having so many people around" comments veronique.
We were no longer used to finding such a peaceful and serene atmosphere in this big cold shed where the icy atmosphere was so tense it would make you shivver. Brian couldn't quite believe it "really, i didn't think it would go that well. We had not been on speakng terms for such a long time. It was bugging me and vero to, i think"
Quad triple combo, royal triple flip, botched triple loop before nailling it. Brian with "heavy" legs but a light heart, meets with success once again. and with his ambitions: "I know that it's going to be hard to retain my title in ten days time against plush. but not impossible. Anyway i will give it my all, i'm really puped up for it!" Gaillaguet nods approvingly. "brian is finding his carefree attitude again. it's his strengh. He's so talented"
The session ends with a run-throughof his SP. Totally exhausted, Brian fights to deliver a clean performance; The teacher is satisfied:"in two hours, we've come a long way. It's not to bad!" Not too bad at all in fact. The reunited duo will probably last longer the the two weeks decided as a transition period by the federation. We'll come with the DTN to check up on what's happening after turin, says jean -rolland racle. I'll be coaching brain at euros"
Brian gets the last word. "It's a long-term thing with vero. We've taken to long to find each other again to part straight away again. It's clear as far as i'm concerned anyway".