Carlo Valdes has announced his return to bobsleigh ©Getty Images

United States bobsleigh pusher Carlo Valdes has announced that he intends to make a return to the sport after taking a break for the past two years.

Valdes last competed in 2018 and racked up 50 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup starts from 2014 onward.

On 31 occasions he finished in the top 10, while he also made the podium on eight occasions with different pilots.

He previously announced a break from bobsleigh to focus on his career away from sport but now hopes to return.

The 30-year-old announced his comeback on Instagram with an intention to qualify for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

In his post, he said: "Time to get back to work, starting up my training again for bobsled and on a war path for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. 

"It's been great building up my business career these past couple years but my athletic career still has some diesel left in it. 

"I'll be back on here posting videos and such of training, the journey, and competitions soon enough as well as showing you what I've been up to business-wise."

Valdes' best IBSF World Championships finish came in 2017 when he was part of Steven Holcomb's four that finished fifth in Königssee in Germany.

Holcomb passed away suddenly shortly afterwards, in May 2017.