Results » Cyclocross » 2001 Brookside Cyclo-cross Indianapolis, IN Sunday, November 18, 2001 Brookside Cyclo-cross Indianapolis, IN November 18, 2001 Mens's A Race Top 10: 1. Toby Swanson Lindsey Wilson College 2. Phil Noble Airborne 3. Ben Sharp GoMart 4. Matt Walczak City Scape Higher Gear 5. Earendel Fingerson Lindsey Wilson College 6. Al Senft Rapid Transit 7. Chris Herndon Lindsey Wilson College 8. Brian Tober Veloforce 9. Randy Coddington Gilles Cycling 10. Chris Bowman Gilles Cycling Women's A Race: 1. Janine Verstraeten Trek 2. Courtney Bollman Detrol-LA 3. Shelia Senft Morris Trucking 4. Laura Kehoe Indiana Hand Center 5. Sally Harmon Miami University 6. Cindi Hart BGI/Trane 7. Kathy Schuster BGI/Trane Race Round Up: Dry conditions, warm weather and sunny skies made for a fast day of racing at Brookside Park in Indianapolis. The Brookside course sported some changes from the previous year including no snow, some 16 inch barriers (UCI legal) and a set of stairs. The day started with the Women's/C/Jr's race starting as sun burned the last bit of fog from the sky. After a furious start Janine Verstraeten (Trek) found herself leading the women around the course. Verstraeten held a good pace and held off the rest of the women's field and most of the C men's field as well. Courtney Bollman (Detrol-LA), one of the race favorites found herself chasing furiously to make her way through the field on a borrowed bike. A mechanical in the first three hundred meters sent her derailleur sailing through the stratosphere and back to Japan and Bollman scrambling for a bike. Despite moving quickly from last place to second overall Bollman was unable to make up the last bit of ground to Verstraeten. Shelia Senft rode consistently to keep a solid lock on third place. Up and coming junior Ben Schuster (BGI/Trane) took the junior win and Mike Slattery taking men's C race. The Men's A race rolled out next and the tone of the day was set by GoMart riders. Mike House (GoMart) set a strong early pace and helped whittle the lead pack down to five riders. Toby Swanson (Lindsey Wilson College), Phil Noble (Airborne), Ben Sharp (GoMart) and Matt Walczak (City Scape Higher Gear) battled back and forth over the course of the hour until a Chicago-weary House withdrew citing bio-mechanical failure. The remaining four worked together to keep any late race charges struggling to make contact. In the final lap Walczak dropped off the back ever so slightly leaving Swanson, Sharp and Noble to battle for the win. Coming off the final stair climb Sharp took one more step before remounting leaving Noble and Swanson to contest the sprint. Swanson demonstrated his strength and global experience by besting midwestern 'cross dominator Noble in the last 200 meters. The day ended with the Master's/ B race with Jonas Root (Team Columbus) taking the B win and Roger Wilson(Squadra Ardennes) as the Master's winner. In a shameless plug, BGI/Trane riders Paul Arlinghaus and Steve Rider finished a hard day of course set-up and race promotion to finish third and fourth in the B race behind second place John Minturn (S.C.O. Dijon).