‘Rehabilitating Valverde wants the end of October have returned to peloton’
Alejandro Valverde wants to continue this year, his comeback in the peloton. The 37-year-old Spaniard is on the way back after his hard fall in the openingstijdrit of the Tour de France, at the beginning of July.
Valverde went on the wet track in Düsseldorf crashed in a turn, and then came hard in contact with a crowd barrier. In that crash he broke his linkerknieschijf and a bone in his left ankle.
The major injury seemed to be the season of Valverde is over, but according to the Catalan newspaper El Periodico, the chances are that the rider of Movistar this season his comeback.
Valverde, who is currently recovering in Murcia, would be arrows to focus on the Tour of Guangxi. The WorldTour race in China, from 19 to 24 October held.
Valverde began as one of the favorites for the overall victory in the Tour, where he for the tenth time taking part in. The Tour of France was finally won by the Brit Chris Froome.
Earlier in 2017 had Valverde still show in excellent form to condition. He won the Tour of Catalonia, Tour of the Basque country, the fleche wallonne and liège-Bastogne-Liège.