We've made it a family tradition to at least catch the criterium, and we did so last night.
I'm not sure how many laps were involved, but it was a bunch, and they happened quickly. The guys riding those bikes knew what they were doing, because although they make the corners in what seems to the untrained eyes, like mine, to be an impossibly crowded wad, we've thankfully never seen them wreck. Good thing, too, because I can't imagine the carnage were one to happen as they make any one of the corners. Here, see for yourself:
Watching the race downtown is a great way to spend a Friday evening, and we've come to look forward to it every year.