Florent Amodio injured himself during training and withdrew from the Challenge Cup before the FP started. Nothing has been said about the cause or the seriousness of the injury. Let's hope it wont prevent him to take part to the Worlds later this month.
Brian Joubert won his first international event since 2009 NHK Trophy. Jeremy Abbott again had trouble with his quad and took the silver. Samuel Contesti skated a strong free skate to win the bronze.
Joubert skated a great routine, hitting his opening quad toe very well. And he followed it up with another six clean triples. This time the damned pant stayed where it should have!
Abbott’s quad toe was downgraded, and though he hit a triple axel-double toe, the rest of his program had errors on multiple jumps. His program component marks kept him on the podium , but the inconsistency in jumps keep holding him back.
Samuel skated a strong free skate with five clean triples to win the bronze.