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Pogačar winner of the Tour of Slovenia

Novo Mesto – Slovenia’s Tadej Pogačar has won the Tour of Slovenia, the country’s biggest cycling road race, after defending the leading position in the final stage from Ljubljana to Novo Mesto on Sunday.

This marks the 25th career victory for the 22-year-old UAE Team Emirates rider, who won last year’s Tour de France.

Slovenia to host EuroBasket Women 2023

Ljubljana – Slovenia will host the 2023 European Women Basketball Championship, with two groups of the preliminary round to be played in Celje and Koper, and the elimination round in the capital of Ljubljana, the executive committee of FIBA Europe decided on Friday.

Ulissi wins fourth stage of Tour of Slovenia, Pogačar slated to win race

Sveta Gora – Italy’s Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) won the fourth stage of the 27th Tour of Slovenia on Saturday. Slovenia’s Tadej Pogačar, also a rider of UAE Team Emirates, was second and is expected to win the race tomorrow.

Third place went to Matteo Sobrero of Italy (Astana).

Aberasturi Izaga gets his revenge – takes a sprint finish in Krško

Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA) was the only one that made a serious threat to Phil Bauhaus on the first stage, but now has the stage victory in his hands. Spaniard won 3rd stage of Tour of Slovenia, ahead of Slovenian Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious) and Italian Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates).

Superstar Pogačar wins second stage of Tour of Slovenia

Celje – Slovenian cycling superstar Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) won the second stage of the Tour of Slovenia between Žalec and Celje on Thursday. At the conclusion of the 147-kilometre stage, he was the best rider so far in the climb to Celje Castle to finish almost a minute and a half ahead of the competition.

Bauhaus wins first stage of Tour of Slovenia

Rogaška Slatina – German sprinter Phil Bauhaus is the winner of the first stage of the Tour of Slovenia, beating the Spaniard Jon Aberasturi by mere centimetres in the final spring of the 151.5-kilometre stage on Wednesday. Rui Felipe Oliveira of Portugal was third.

Champions had spoken, it’s now time for legs to do the talking

The 27th Tour of Slovenia officially kicked-off today in Ptuj and will finish on Sunday in Novo mesto. 139 cyclists from 20 teams - 4 of them are part of the elite World Tour - are on the start list. Special guests of the yesterday's press conference were Tadej Pogačar, Matej Mohorič & Diego Ulissi, and they all predict an exciting race.

Slovenia’s Zidanšek makes it to semi-finals of French Open

Paris – Tamara Zidanšek continues to make Slovenian tennis history as she has advanced to the semi-finals of the French Open. The 23-year old defeated Paula Badosa of Spain in Tuesday’s quarter-finals in Paris in three sets (7:5, 4:6 and 8:6).

Women's handball: Minaur Baia Mare applies for wildcard for Champions League

Romania's vice-champion in women's handball, CS Minaur Baia Mare, has requested a wildcard for the next season of the Champions League, according to the club's official website. Romania could thus have two teams in the strongest European interclub competition, considering that CSM Bucharest, the national champion, is one of the teams that will play in the League groups.

Slovenia’s flatwater kayakers Ponomarenko Janić and Osterman European champions

Poznan – Slovenia’s female pair Špela Ponomarenko Janić and Anja Osterman won Sunday’s 200-metre race at the Canoe Sprint European Championships in Poznan, Poland. While their excellent K2 performances at top competitions are continuing, this is their first gold from European or world championships.

European Shooting Championship: Romania wins bronze in 10m air rifle

Romania won the bronze medals in women's 10m air rifle on Tuesday at the European Shooting Championship in Osijek, Croatia. Laura-Georgeta Ilie (626.7 points), Roxana Sidi (626 points) and Eliza Alexandra Molnar (618.8 points) reached the final of eight following Monday's contests, totaling 1,871.5 points.

Slovenian women shooters win silver at European championships

Osijek – Slovenian shooters Urška Kuharič, Živa Dvoršak and Klavdija Jerovšek won silver in the women’s 10m air rifle team event at the 2021 European Shooting Championships in Osijek, Croatia on Tuesday. The Slovenian team had to concede a 2:16 defeat against Russia in the final.

Mura win first championship title

Maribor – The Murska Sobota side Mura have won their first ever title of national football champion after defeating Maribor 3:1 in the final round of the premiere league on Saturday.

Maribor had a three-point lead heading into the final round and only needed a draw to clinch their 16th national crown.

Tadej Pogačar going for gold at Tour of Slovenia

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s 22-year-old cycling superstar Tadej Pogačar has confirmed he will be able to race at the Tour of Slovenia, which will take place from 9 to 13 June, as he received the official confirmation from UAE Team Emirates today.

Slovenia supports UEFA in opposition to European Superliga

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Football Association (NZS) has responded to the decision of twelve major European clubs to establish the European Superliga, saying it fully supports the efforts of the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) for maintaining a balance in European football.