Former AMA Pro Superbike champion Miguel Duhamel got more than a surprise while cycling near Red Rock Canyon outside of Las Vegas, as he was struck in the head with what is suspected to be a BB gun pellet as a car passed by him.
“A car came behind me like they always do but this one came up and I heard a shot, like air disperse, it went pow!” said Miguel Duhamel, talking to FOX5 Las Vegas.
The incident left Duhamel bloodied, as the BB pellet passed through a vent on his bicycle helmet, penetrated a sweat cap, and punctured his skin.
Though paramedics responded to the incident, it would luckily seem that Duhamel doesn’t have any lasting injuries.
Living now in the Las Vegas area, Duhamel is known best for being the first Canadian to win the AMA Pro Superbike title, which he did in 1995. He is one of the winningest AMA Superbike racers in the history of the series.
In addition to his AMA Superbike Championship in 1995, Duhamel also won the Daytona 200 five times, the AMA Supersport title five times, and the AMA Formula Xtreme title twice. In total, he has 86 career wins in AMA Pro Racing.
We wish him a speedy recovery and hope that the person(s) who committed this act are brought to justice.