JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLO. – A professional cyclist is suspected of shooting a gun while riding his bike in late February. He told a sheriff’s deputy he needed to vent after what had been a “bad day.”

Daniel Summerhill, a Colorado cyclist and professional rider for the United Healthcare team, made his first appearance in a Jefferson County court Tuesday morning.

Summerhill was issued a summons for disorderly conduct – discharging a weapon in a public place, and reckless endangerment. He pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Tuesday afternoon, Momentum Sports Group, which owns the United Healthcare Cycling team, sent the following statement to 9NEWS:

Momentum Sports Group holds our athletes to the highest standards of ethical conduct and accountability – both on and off the road.  Following an internal investigation, we accepted Mr. Summerhill’s resignation from the team, effective immediately. The personal actions of one individual do not represent the values of our dedicated athletes, sponsors or fans, and we offer our sincerest apologies to anyone who may have been impacted. 

The arrest report said that a woman had just gotten home from work at around 3:20 p.m. on February 22 when she heard three loud “pops” from the street. She went outside…