Cycling: Former champion Rohan Dennis arrested and charged with murdering his wife in dramatic circumstances

Former cycling champion Rohan Dennis has been arrested by police on suspicion of murdering his wife, according to Australian media. The 33-year-old newly retired man allegedly hit himself with a minibus.

A drama. SShortly after 8pm local time in Adelaide on Saturday evening, 32-year-old Melissa Dennis Hoskins was hit by a car just meters from her home, according to Australian media reports. He was later taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition and died there that evening.

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The man suspected of killing her is thought to be her husband Rohan Dennis, a two-time world time trial champion in 2018 and 2019. The Australian player, whose official contract with Jumbo Visma continues until Sunday, December 31, retired at the end of the season, announcing that he wanted to spend more time with his wife and two children.

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Melissa Hoskins was also a world-class cyclist; The 2015 team was chasing the world champion in track cycling. Rohan Dennis He is accused of “intentional murder by dangerous driving” and “endangering human life”.

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9News can reveal tonight that famed cyclist Rohan Dennis has been arrested and charged in the death of his wife.

Melissa Dennis, 32, was tragically killed by uterine impaction near the couple’s home in Medindie.@KellyCHughes_ #9News

— 9News Adelaide (@9NewsAdel) December 31, 2023

It was Dennis’s first yellow jersey following his victory in the prologue of the Tour de France in 2015. He also took the lead in the Tour of Italy and the Tour of Spain, with other stages under his belt.

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