Ex-world champion cyclist Dennis charged with death of wife, after running her over

Former world champion cyclist Rohan Dennis, 33, has been charged in connection with the death of his wife, Olympian Melissa Dennis. The allegation follows a tragic incident involving a car collision. The alleged incident is said to have occurred on a tree-lined street in Medindie, South Australia, where Melissa was struck by his husband’s vehicle. Despite being rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, she tragically passed away shortly after. Ex-world champion cyclist Dennis charged with death of wife, after running her overRohan Dennis to face charges for death of wife – Getty image Rohan Dennis has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving without due care, and endangering life. The couple had recently moved into their new home with their two young children. Both Rohan and Melissa Dennis were accomplished cyclists, with Rohan winning an Olympic silver medal in 2012 and a bronze in 2020. Melissa, on the other hand narrowly missed out on an Olympic medal in 2012 but secured a team gold at the 2015 World Championship, setting a record in the process. In 2015, Rohan set a record for the longest distance traveled in an hour and started the Tour de France in pole position. Despite his achievements, he announced his retirement at the end of the 2023 season, dedicating a heartfelt Instagram post to his wife for her unwavering support throughout his career. Rohan Dennis has been bailed and is expected to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on March 13, 2024 to face the charges against him.

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