Olympic Cycling Couple: Rohan Dennis arrested for allegedly killing wife Melissa Hoskins

SINAR DAILY REPORTER
04 Jan 2024 10:16am
Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis (L) from Jumbo Visma team after winning the stage two of the Tour Down Under UCI cycling event in Adelaide on Jan 19, 2023; and Australia's Melissa Hoskins (R) celebrating after winning with teammates the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris on Feb 19, 2015. - (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA and BRENTON EDWARDS / AFP)
Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis (L) from Jumbo Visma team after winning the stage two of the Tour Down Under UCI cycling event in Adelaide on Jan 19, 2023; and Australia's Melissa Hoskins (R) celebrating after winning with teammates the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris on Feb 19, 2015. - (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA and BRENTON EDWARDS / AFP)
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SHAH ALAM - As the cycling world mourns Olympian Melissa Hoskins' death, news emerge that her husband Rohan Dennis was allegedly behind the wheel that struck her.

Horrifying details have emerged surrounding Hoskins final moments where her husband, who is also an Olympian and Cycling World Champion, had allegedly killed her outside their family home in Adelaide, Australia.

Australian media reported that Dennis was arrested and charged over the death of his wife after emergency services were called to the scene in the luxurious suburb of Medindie in Adelaide’s inner north around 8pm on Saturday.

Hoskins, 32, was found with serious injuries and rushed to Royal Adelaide Hospital. She later died from her injuries at the hospital.

Dennis, 33, and Hoskins married in 2018.

They were both retired Olympians, who shared two children.

His last Instagram post prior to Hoskins' death was a family photo he shared on Dec 24, with the caption: "Merry Christmas from our family to yours" of the family of four posing in front of a decorated tree.

On Monday, Australian media reported that Dennis has been charged with "causing death by dangerous driving" and "driving without due care and endangering life" after an investigation was carried out.

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He was granted bail and set to appear at the Adelaide Magistrate's Court on March 13.

When he was 25, Dennis admitted that in high school, he did not know how to express anger and had "stockpiled it under lock and key".

"It’s a tough one sometimes to talk about. In the end it was too much to control and it just exploded. It's almost like putting Mentos into a Coke bottle.

"I've had to learn how to let that anger out in ways without exploding but sort of venting it before it gets to the point of overflowing," he reportedly told SBS Sports in an interview back in August 2015.

The article also said small matters could pester him, where he was quoted saying: "I'm a little bit OCD. I like perfection with everything and when things don't line up when they should or I think they should, it gets on my nerves a little bit".

Meanwhile, Hoskins' family issued a statement following her death saying that they were utterly devastated and still struggling to process what had happened.

"Not only have we lost a daughter and sister, her children have lost their mum, a freewheeling spirit, a giver with a big heart, patience and zest for life.

"We now need to deal with our grief privately and will be making no further comments. We ask that media please respect our privacy and that of Melissa's children," the statement read.