French article summary of the short program. Brian Joubert landed a quad toe loop/double toe loop combination but then fell on his triple Lutz out of steps, while Alban Preaubert skated clean. Yannick Ponsero did not skate and therefore it comes down to the two skaters' free skates later today to determine who will be going to the World Championships. Actual scores from the program have not yet been released.
I wonder why Ponsero was not attending? It could be likely that after the European Championships, he felt that his season was over and hasn't been training seriously. I don't think anyone could have predicted the meltdown that Joubert had at the Olympics..