Brailsford said that Froome was faultless in wrapping up victory, claiming that it will give him confidence ahead of a busy calendar.
"It's good to get the win, especially when you look at the quality of the field here," Velonews quotes Brailsford as saying.
"We're happy that the team's been able to get off to a strong start again this year and this result allows us to build momentum.
"It's an important result too for Chris as he's been able to get his first major stage race victory — that will boost his confidence. He didn't put a foot wrong all week so it's been a good start to the year from him."
Froome is expected to lead Team Sky's charge at this year's Tour de France.