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Based on all the rhetoric directed at Sagan, one thing I think is for sure is that he won't win. He has not really been good at PR in the past anyway, but he is a marked man and unless he can go from 40K or more out and still have the legs to drop whatever combination of QS riders catch a ride he has very little chance here. As a Sagan fanboy, I would love to see him win - but this is not the best course for him to begin with and now the QS mob has him in focus.
As for who wins, no clue - this race is a toss up. Would love to see Oss get up the road and hold on, but have a feeling QS will be on the podium one way or another. Perhaps they all sell out for Gilbert with Stybar as a back up since Gilbert has been unreal in his support for Terpstra's two wins so far.
Thanks everyone for all the great input. The hotel actually got us a reservation for Sat at the Girl and the Goat (and said they "moved us up" the wait list at Alinea for Friday night) so I'll go see if it's all hype or not. Otherwise there is obviously more to do than we will ever get done in a quick 3 day trip, but we'll do our best. I will for sure weigh more coming back!
I like to eat and always feel like a great way to get a feel for a city is to find great local joints. Food tours, whether formal with a guide or made up on my own, are always something I enjoy. Doesn't have to be fancy, just authentic - hell, I have walked a few miles for the alleged best hot dog cart in Manhattan and stood in line for an hour to get a sandwich in San Fran at the original Ike's (years back when it wasn't a chain).
My wife is an amazing artist (if I do say so myself) so galleries/museums are likely on her list. The weekend we are looking at is Cubs/White Sox afternoon games at Wrigley so I might sneak over for at least a few innings while she checks out some of the museums and galleries.