News roundup - Sunday, 24 March

Ljubljana, 24 March - Below is a roundup of major events on Sunday, 24 March:

Tadej Pogačar wins Tour of Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain - Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) has won the final stage of the Tour of Catalonia in a tight sprint finish ahead of two Frenchmen, Dorian Godon (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale) and Guillaume Martin (Cofidis). Pogačar is the overall winner of the tour with a 3:41 minute lead ahead of Spain's Mikel Landa.

Huber wins season finale in Planica, Domen Prevc second

PLANICA - Austria's Daniel Huber won the final event of the Ski Jumping World Cup in Planica on Sunday, edging the Slovenian Domen Prevc by four points. Aleksander Zniszczol of Poland was third. Stefan Kraft of Austria, who was fourth today, won the overall World Cup for the season but fell short of winning the ski flying classification, which went to Huber.

Ski jumping legend Prevc excited about new chapter in life

PLANICA - Peter Prevc, Slovenia's best ski jumper of all times, has ended his sporting career after a successful season finale in Planica, where he won Friday's event and took sixth place on Sunday. Prevc is retiring with 36 World Cup wins, a World Cup title, three Ski Flying titles and four Olympic medals.

Violinist Igor Ozim dies

LJUBLJANA - Slovenian musician Igor Ozim died on Saturday at age 93. A concert violinist at several world-class orchestras who recorded many important violin pieces, Ozim was also a music professor.

Adria Mobil GP race goes to Žak Eržen

NOVO MESTO - Young Slovenian cyclist Žak Eržen (CTF-Victorious) won the Adria Mobil GP race in south-eastern Slovenia ahead of Italians Jakub Mareczky (Corratec-Vini Fantini) and Simone Buda (SO.L.ME-Olmo). There were 170 cyclists from 26 teams competing in the 180 km race.

Saturday night marked by storms and snow

LJUBLJANA - Most of Slovenia was hit with heavy rain, wind and soft hail on Saturday night. Firefighters had to pump rainwater from buildings, remove fallen trees and fix uncovered roofs, said the Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief. Some snow fell at low altitudes but is not expected to last long.

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