Petter Northug, Jr., (NOR) hung on to his 30-second lead in the 15 k freestyle pursuit on Sunday, the fourth and final stage of World Cup Finals, to win both the mini-tour and widen his margin of victory in the overall World Cup for 2012-2013. He maintained his half-minute margin over teammates Finn Haagen Krogh and Martin Johnsrud Sundby until the final straightaway, when he slowed down to wave to the crowd, and crossed the finish-line 0.7 seconds ahead of Krogh.
In the battle for second in the World Cup overall, Alexander Legkov (RUS) held off Dario Cologna (SUI) in a sprint finish four fourth and fifth in the pursuit. Legkov won the duel by 0.3 seconds and will take second in the overall standings.
Alex Harvey (CAN) was the top North American finisher in 25th, 3:40.5 back, and Noah Hoffman was close behind for the U.S. in 27th (+3:41.9).
Devon Kershaw (CAN) came through in 31st in a photo finish with Chris Andre Jespersen (NOR), +4:27.4, Torin Koos (USA) took 35th (+4:52.6), Andy Newell (USA) finished 38th (+5:25.4) and Lenny Valjas finished 48th out of 48 finishers (+10:02.9).