Movistar rider hopes to be back racing in three months time after being warned not to race for the next eight months
Instead sources claim, Valverde hopes to return to the pro peloton in October where he aims to take part in the Tour of Guangxi in China, beginning on October 19.
Naturally Valverde’s team, Movistar, seem apprehensive with the news reporting that they will be monitoring his knee’s reaction to training.
However, the Murcian rider has shown a relentless desire to get back on the bike and Movistar feel a quiet race like the Tour of Guangxi could be the perfect place for his return.
Valverde won’t be coming into his training cold after a number of intense physiotherapy sessions have seen him tackle the rehabilitation of his knee cap and his foot.
Both suffered nasty injuries after a wet course at the Tour de France in Düsseldorf saw Valverde skid out on a tight corner before colliding with a barrier.
Originally, it was believed that the fracture to his knee cap would end the his season but if Valverde has his way we could see a return before the season dies down.
Without Valverde or Nairo Quintana, Movistar are currently competing the Vuelta a España with a much weakened squad.
The Vuelta continues on August 21 with 158km of riding and the first climbing tests of the rest on stage three.