Omloop der Kempen consisted of 122 flat kilometers with the start and finish in Veldhoven. Anticipating a bunch sprint, Liv Racing Xstra brought a powerful squad to the start line. The team took control of the peloton and put together a formidable lead out in the final kilometers of the race, enabling Barbieri to finish off the work by securing the victory aboard the Langma Advanced SL Disc.
“I am very happy,” said Barbieri. “We were always in control during the race. The girls were amazing today. I think we really deserved to win. In the last kilometers we did a really good lead-out. Amber was strong in the last kilometer and delivered me at 150 meters from the line, where I launched my sprint and gave it all to the line. I am delighted that I could finish off the work. For the team this is also a nice victory. We had some bad luck the last weeks. This win can help to boost our morale for the next races.”
Team BikeExchange-Jayco rider Nina Kessler finished behind Barbieri in third.