Chris Froome claims he's not superstitious but a victory in cycling's Tour de Romandie is encouraging news in his bid for Tour de France success.
Team Sky's Froome, who finished second to Sir Bradley Wiggins last year and took time trial bronze behind him again at the London 2012 Olympics, claimed the six-stage race by a 57 second margin.
And he defends the title won by Wiggins 12 months ago - the four-time Olympic gold medallist is focussed on the forthcoming Giro d'Italia this season rather than seeking another yellow jersey success.
“It has been a really good week for us I am really happy with my condition now in the build-up to the Tour de France,” said Froome.
“This week I couldn’t have done it without the help of a really strong team around me. Every day since the prologue, they have protected me and kept me at the front of the race. I owe it to them this week.
“Every race I do now is a good test for me, to see exactly where my condition is and what I need to work on. It has been a really good experience for me this week,” he added.
“It is definitely a good omen, but the Tour is still two months away and I need to do a lot of hard training before then.”
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