Volosozhar/Trankov of Russia lead the pairs short program at Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf with a total of 65.24.
The Russian team had a good season debut: they nailed a beautiful triple twist (+2 goe from any judge) a solid throw triple loop along with an overall clean performance despite a step out on triple salchow side by side from Tatiana.
Denney/Coughlin (USA) sit in second place with 57.29. Skating to Concerto Aranjuez, they did a good triple twist and triple toe side by side but did a hand down on throw triple lutz.
James/Cypres (FRA) are surprisingly in third place just ahead of the 2012 European silver medalists Bazarova/Larionov who fell on the opening triple toe side by side.