October 11, 2005 – The Canadian Cycling Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephen Burke as National Paralympic Head Coach, and Vincent Jourdain as Assistant National Road and Track Coach.
Both coaches are familiar faces in Canadian cycling. Burke has been involved with the Canadian Cycling Association’s Paralympic programs since before the Sydney Paralympics, and until Sept. 30 was employed by the National Cycling Centre — Calgary, where he will continue to be based.
Jourdain has been coaching in Quebec since the early 1990s, and more recently worked as Quebec provincial coach. He will be based out of his home in St-Bruno and the Centre National de DÃ©veloppement Cycliste de Bromont in Quebec.
“I’m very happy that we have been able to hire Vincent and Stephen so quickly,” said High Performance Director Kris Westwood. ” One of our key goals this year was to build our strength in the coaching department, and I feel that we have made big strides by investing in these experienced and capable leaders.”