Chris Froome strengthened by Tour of Oman win

Chris Froome, Tour of Oman

Chris Froome (Sky) flies home to Monaco today with his first stage race win, the Tour of Oman in his palmarès. The victory, he said, indicates he is on track for the Tour de France.

"I would say that it's showing that I'm worth backing, but I think it helps build my confidence," Froome said in an exclusive press chat. "It helps build the team's confidence, my team-mates around me and the support staff, knowing that their actually backing a horse that can win."

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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.