Former professional cyclist Rohan Dennis has faced court for the first time since being charged with causing the death of his Olympian wife Melissa Hoskins, with prosecutors requesting time to complete a major crash reconstruction. 

Prosecutors requested seven months to complete the reconstruction, backdated to the time of the incident.

Appearing for Mr Dennis in the Adelaide Magistrates Court, defence lawyer Jess Kurtzer requested a bail variation to remove reporting obligations, which was not opposed by the prosecutor and approved.

Mr Dennis stood silently as he listened from the dock.

He did not address the media as he left the court.

Mother of two, Ms Hoskins was struck by a car allegedly driven by Mr Dennis outside their Medindie home in Adelaide’s inner-north on December 30.

Melissa Hoskins was a championship cyclist. (AAP Image: Joe Castro)

Police previously said Ms Hoskins suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment, but died overnight.

The world champion cyclist was farewelled by her family and teammates at a public memorial service in Adelaide last month, held on what would have been her 33rd birthday.

Following an investigation, Mr Dennis was arrested and charged with causing death by dangerous driving – which is a major indictable offence – as well as one count of driving without due care.

Rohan Dennis walks towards Adelaide Magistrates Court.(By Che Chorley)

Court documents obtained by the ABC show police will allege Mr Dennis drove “recklessly or at a speed or in a manner which was dangerous to any person”.

“And by that culpable negligence, recklessness or other conduct, caused the death of Melissa Marie Dennis,” the document states.

Mr Dennis will appear in court again on August 6. 

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