Australian Olympic cyclist Melissa Hoskins died at the age of 32 after being hit by a car while cycling. 

Hoskins' husband Rohan Dennis, also a cyclist, was reportedly detained in connection with the death of the athlete.

According to local media reports, former world champion Dennis is charged with causing death by dangerous driving, endangering life and driving without due care.

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Melissa Hoskins' husband Rohan Dennis, also a cyclist
Melissa Hoskins' husband Rohan, also a cyclist 

Dennis was sentenced in March by the Adelaide Magistrates 

It was stated that he was released on bail to be tried in the Court.

The South Australian Police had reported the previous day that a 32-year-old woman died in Adelaide after being hit by a car driven by "a man she knew". 

In the police statement, it was stated that the woman was seriously injured and was taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment but could not be saved. 

The country's Olympic Committee announced the death of the 32-year-old cyclist on Monday. 

Track cyclist Hoskins set a world record and became world champion in 2015 as part of Australia's women's team pursuit quartet.