I was at the local bike shop the other day getting some brake pads when the fella mentioned the tour of NZ was having a 'criterium' race in Lambton Quay today.
I almost forgot but got down there in time to watch the pros tear up and down Lambton Quay for an hour.
Like most things, watching the professionals go all out is an incredible experience. I was living in Dublin in 2014 when the first 3 stages of the Giro D'Itallia were held there. Watching the peloton fly past at over 55km/h was something special.