Watched my first Criterium yesterday.
A great afternoon, lots of fun. I reserved a table in front of small restaurant/bar I like and enjoyed the races with my wife. It was fun for me to see some bikes I'd never seen outside of pictures, and the races were fast and very competitive. Just a great afternoon. We were right across the street from the support team and about a 100 feet before the finish line. I was amazed at the pace those guys kept for over an hour, really impressive and fun to watch.
I'm already looking forward to next years race.