Melissa Hoskins remembered as 'champion mum' in touching funeral, attended by Rohan Dennis

Two-time Olympian Hoskins was killed after being hit by a car allegedly driven by Dennis

Melisssa Hoskins hugging Annette Edmondson
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Australian cyclist Melissa Hoskins was remembered as a “champion mum” as well as an outstanding Olympic cyclist at her funeral in her hometown of Perth, Australia on Wednesday. 

The 32-year-old was killed after she was struck by a car on December 30 in Adelaide. Her husband and former pro, Rohan Dennis, was allegedly behind the wheel. He has since been charged with causing death by dangerous driving. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.