Former professional cyclist Melissa Hoskins killed in car crash


Two-time Olympian and former world champion cyclist Melissa Hoskins has died after she was struck by a ute in Adelaide’s inner north.

Paramedics rushed Hoskins to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with serious injuries after she was hit in the suburb of Medindie on Saturday night.

The 32-year-old mother of two died overnight.

Police arrested her husband, 33-year-old man former professional cyclist Rohan Dennis, who was allegedly driving the ute according to Nine News. He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving without due care and endangering life.

Former professional cyclist Melissa Hoskins.Credit: Instagram

Born in Perth in 1991, Hoskins won gold in the team pursuit at the 2015 world championships and rode in the team pursuit at two Olympic Games.

She competed in road cycling between 2012 and 2025 with Australian professional team GreenEDGE.

Major crash officers attended the scene along with detectives from the Criminal Investigation Branch to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, police said.

Dennis, who retired from the sport this year, won the time trial stage of the Tour de France in 2015. He is a two-time Olympic medallist, winning a silver medal for the team pursuit in 2012 and a bronze medal for the men’s individual time trial in 2021.

Dennis was bailed to appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court in March.

AAP, with Ashleigh McMillan

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