Rohan Dennis: Exiting the Tour de France was for the benefit of my family

Rohan Dennis
Rohan Dennis (Team Ineos) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Rohan Dennis has spoken openly and emotionally about his bitter divorce from the Bahrain-Merida team, revealing he suddenly quit the Tour de France to save his marriage and his sanity after a gradual decline in his mental wellbeing.

Dennis abruptly climbed off during stage 12, on the eve of the time trial he was expected to win in Pau, leaving Bahrain-Merida unsure how to react and seemingly unable to respond to their rider's needs.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.