Chris Froome ready to defend his Tour of Oman title

Chris Froome says that he wants to replicate his 2013 season, starting with a defence of his Tour of Oman victory

Chris Froome, Tour of Oman

Chris Froome (Sky) said that he is eager to repeat his wins this season, starting with the Tour of Oman next week (February 18-23). Oman set off a run that included five stage race victories with the Tour de France as well.

"I wouldn't say I have the same kind of pressure that I had last year for Oman," Froome said in a Sky press release. "I'm a lot more relaxed coming into this season, but at the same time I feel just as eager and just as motivated to get stuck into the racing.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.