Trinbagonian cyclist, Teniel Campbell, one of international cycling’s most promising young and raw talents will join Mitchelton–Scott, an Australian professional road race cycling team. The 23-year-old burst onto the European cycling scene when she was invited to join the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) in 2018.
After two years of development in Switzerland, Campbell moved to Italy in 2020 to race under Valcar – Travel and Service and immediately put her learnings to work. A third-place finish at Vuelta CV Feminas and fifth at Omloop van het Hageland got the season off to a flying start before COVID-19 lockdown brought it to a screeching halt.
With potential across all disciplines and terrains, Mitchelton-SCOTT will use the next two years to work closely with Campbell to gain invaluable experience and unlock her ability across the world calendar.
“Mitchelton-SCOTT has been my dream team ever since I was in the World Cycling Centre, some days I have to pinch myself to believe it’s actually happening.
“To be given this opportunity here to continue growing and to give them the chance to help me grow and develop is really exciting because they have a lot of top-end riders, they have been here for some time now and you can progressively see how strong they are, how they develop a lot and how well they work together as a unit.
“I never thought I would get to this point so quickly… to be performing so well amongst the best in Europe was really a shock to everyone because they wouldn’t expect me to fit in so quickly and already be a force to reckon with on the circuit.
“There’s still so much to discover about myself because I am so young and there’s so much to learn and improve on so you never really know (what type of rider I am).”