Cycling champion Rohan Dennis' family gathers at his parents' home after the horrific death of his Olympian wife Melissa Hoskins

By Candice Sutton in Adelaide for Daily Mail Australia

03:45 03 January 2024, updated 05:02 03 January 2024



The family of world champion cyclist Rohan Dennis has gathered for a private meeting three days after he was charged in the death of his Olympian wife, Melissa Hoskins.

Late Wednesday morning, a sombre-looking Dennis left his $2.45 million Adelaide mansion near where Hoskins was killed on the road last Saturday night to visit his parents.

Dennis was accompanied by his two young children and a Spanish friend who was driving a white Passat believed to belong to Haskins.

In the minutes before leaving the family home, the children could be seen playing with a fishing rod, then they could be heard crying and honking the car horn.

Champion cyclist Rohan Dennis was photographed leaving his Adelaide home on Wednesday, three days after he was charged with causing the death of his wife, Melissa Hoskins.
The family of accused Olympic champion Rohan Dennis has gathered for a private meeting in the wake of the death of the cyclist's wife and the criminal charges against him

Wearing a gray T-shirt and white shorts and sporting signs on his face for days, Dennis was locked out of the house and taken to a property 5km away in an upscale Adelaide suburb east of the city.

This is the second time in two days that Dennis has been in the passenger seat while police impound his dark gray Volkswagen.

When the car arrived at the second address, Dennis was greeted by his parents, Debbie and Brenton Dennis.

Shortly afterwards, Rohan's brother Scott arrived with his German-born wife, Inga, and their child.

Dressed in black casual pants and a cream shirt, Debbie Dennis warmly greeted the couple who appeared to be driving from Victoria for a family reunion.

Dennis was greeted by his parents, Debbie and Brenton Dennis. Shortly afterwards, Rohan's brother Scott arrived with his German-born wife, Inga, and their child
Dennis, wearing a gray shirt and white trousers, locked his mansion and was taken to a house 5 kilometers away in an upscale Adelaide suburb east of the city.

Scott Dennis unloaded clothes and bags from the car, then Debbie and Inga Dennis drove off in the Passat and went to a nearby Woolworths to shop for some items.

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After a second shopping trip to Woolworths, the family appeared to have settled in for lunch.

Rohan Dennis was arrested on Sunday for allegedly driving a $70,000 Volkswagen Amarok Highline that hit his wife on Avenel Gardens Road in Medindi.

Hoskins, who died at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, allegedly jumped on the bonnet of the Amarok and grabbed the door handle.

It is also claimed that the 32-year-old may have been dragged by the car, and the incident was captured on neighbours' CCTV.

Hoskins and Dennis both competed for Australia at the Olympic Games and each won events at the World Cycling Championships.

Hoskins and Dennis both competed for Australia at the Olympic Games and each won events at the World Cycling Championships. The couple was photographed

Dennis was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving without due care and endangering life, and was released on bail to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court again in March.

Hoskins won gold in the team pursuit at the 2015 Track Cycling World Championships, which she described as the highlight of her career.

She competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and retired from professional cycling in 2017.

Dennis was on the podium at the 2013 and 2020 Olympics and won the UCI Men's Individual Time Trial World Championship in 2018 and 2019.

He was a stage winner in the 2015 Tour de France and retired from professional cycling at the end of 2023.

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