Teniel Campbell: Paris-Roubaix Femmes was so bloody amazing

ROUBAIX FRANCE OCTOBER 02 LR Teniel Campbell of Trinidad and Tobago and Team BikeExchange and Jessica Allen of Australia and Team BikeExchange reacts to cross the finishing line in the Roubaix Velodrome Vlodrome Andr Ptrieux during the 1st ParisRoubaix 2021 Womens Elite a 1164km race from Denain to Roubaix ParisRoubaixFemmes ParisRoubaix on October 02 2021 in Roubaix France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Teniel Campbell finishes alongside Team BikeExchange teammate Jessica Allen at Saturday's Paris-Roubaix Femmes (Image credit: Tim De Waele/Getty Images)

At Paris-Roubaix, as the saying goes, every rider has their own story, no matter where they finish – or don't. It was no different at Saturday's inaugural edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes, where 132 women started, 61 finished, a further 44 missed the time cut and 28 didn't finish.

Among that second group of riders, finishing 14:20 down on winner Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) at just 15 seconds over the time cut, was Team BikeExchange's Teniel Campbell, who crossed the finish line on the Roubaix velodrome arm-in-arm with teammate Jessica Allen.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix