Campbell Wins Stage 6 of Tour De L’Ardeche
Teniel Campbell secured her first victory while racing for the Women’s WorldTeam BikeExchange on stage 6 at the Tour de l’Ardeche. Campbell won the race from a breakaway sprint ahead of runner-up Nina Kessler (TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank) and Lauretta Hansono (Trek-Segafredo).
The penultimate stage offered the field a 138km race from Anduze to Goudargues. It was a lumpy stage with three categorised ascents before a flat run-in to Goudargues.
Campbell formed part of a 12-rider breakaway that included Kessler and Hanson along with Alba Teruel (Movistar), Ayesha McGowan (Liv Racing), Laura Tomasi (Ale BTC Ljubljana), Katia Ragusa (A.R. Monex), Amandine Fouquenet (Team Arkea), Mireia Benito and Agua Espínola (both Massi Tactic), Rossella Ratto (Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire) and Silvia Valsecchi (BePink).
The breakaway gained more than five minutes on the main field holding that advantage with 30km to go.
A crash in the final 150 metres saw Tomasi crash. Campbell was fastest in the breakaway sprint, throwing her bike across the line to take the stage win ahead of Kessler and Hanson.