Papadakis and Cizeron win ice dance at Trophee de France
PARIS (AP) World champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron won the ice dance at the Trophee de France on Saturday in their first figure skating grand prix of the season.
After opening a big lead in the short program, the French skaters were again in a class of their own in the free dance, and finished 18.92 points ahead of Americans Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue.
Canada's Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier finished third.
In the pairs, Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany won with 210.59, and qualified for the Grand Prix Final from Dec. 7-11 in Marseille, France.
The Trophee de France is the fourth event of the series. The Cup of China and the NHK Trophy this month will be the last chances for ice skaters to book their place at the Final.