As there is quite a lot about Stephane there (how can it be without him ), I give a link here too.
I think, I mentioned then, in October, that I was lucky to see the rehearsal of GSA. I didn't have time to write more then, as I was in vacation and without normal Internet. And when I was back from vacation we had more important and sad news to discuss... In this report I try to recall the first event of "my" season 2008/09 and I try to look back and to check how this season went for the skaters I saw then in Milan. And, actually, the bottom line was rather sad.
I remember, I was really shocked by Stephane's decision. Maybe even more because I saw him then in Milan. He was working so hard, he was so fighting. I couldn't believe that exactly on that time he was already thinking about retirement. Or maybe he was even sure already about his decision.