Alejandro Valverde to ride Tour de France and Vuelta a España following injury comeback

The Spaniard will return to racing at the French stages race, the Route d’Occitanie, according to a report

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Alejandro Valverde will ride the Tour de France and Vuelta a España after he makes his comeback from injury suffered in April, according to Spanish site Marca.

The world champion crashed in training in the build-up to Liège-Bastogne-Liège, suffering a bone edema - a build-up of fluid in his bone marrow - in his sacrum.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).