stuart o grady will ride tour down under 2010   Stuart OGrady Will Ride Tour Down Under 2010

Despite suffering from pneumonia earlier this week, it seems that Stuart O’Grady‘s condition has improved enough to start training again. Which means that he’ll be able to take part in the Tour Down Under in 2010. “It’s just been a case of no physical activity – just lying around the house has been frustrating. This morning I got the all clear from the doctor to actually start riding again very lightly; there’s still a bit of an infection in the body,” said O’Grady. “It’s most important now not to push my body too far into the red and past the limit, which could be detrimental to the rest of the season. I definitely won’t be in the form I’ve been in the last few years. Last year I said I hadn’t enjoyed the build up I wanted before the Tour Down Under and nearly pulled it [a win] off. It’s going to be really hard to be on the start line and I’m not there for the win. It’s going to take a lot of self-control to not bury myself out there on the road, and I haven’t done that before,” he adds.