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Roe treating 2011 as a learning experience

By: Alex Hinds

Aussie talent 'surprised' by the level of racing in the World Tour

For Tim Roe, the last six months have been a whirlwind - but have helped the Aussie put things in perspective. After becoming a member of American team BMC in the offseason, Roe faced up to the realities of the pro racing scene in Europe. It's hard - and a massive step up. Speaking to Cyclingnews, Roe was frank about just how different riding for BMC is.

"At Trentino, Catalunya and Pais Vasco - I was really surprised at just how hard the racing is at this level." Roe said.

"It's been a wakeup call as to how just hard these races are. When you look at cyclingnews.com or whatever and see the results you get no idea how difficult it really is."

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