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TRUCKEE, Calif. — The hill climb that concluded SuperTour Finals on Monday looks even more brutal on video than it did in the photos. Liz Stephen (Burke Mountain Academy/U.S. Ski Team) clawed her way from third to first, with a 2-minute, 26-second deficit at the start, to pass Sadie Bjornsen (Alaska Pacific University/USST) and then Kikkan Randall (APU/USST) to make it to the top of Sugar Bowl Resort first, winning both the four-race tour and posting the fastest time of the day. Randall held on for second and Bjornsen came in third.