The European Track Cycling Championships are a set of competitions in track cycling events held annually for the various disciplines and distances in track cycling, exclusively for European cyclists an regulated by the European Cycling Union.
Early junior and under-23 championships 
"European Track Cycling Championships" have been held since 1959, but before 2010, they were open only to junior and under-23 athletes, with the exception of the omnium discipline. They provided useful experience for young riders with winners automatically qualifying to compete at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in which no age limit applied, and the world's best track cyclists competed.
Elite Championships 
In 2010 the ECU instigated a huge overhall of how cyclists qualify for the Olympic Games. As a result, the European Championships became an event for the elite level of European cyclists. The first elite championships thereafter took place at the beginning of November 2010. It followed the same ten event schedule for the 2012 Olympics but also included the madison "due to popular demand".
A separate Under 23 and Junior championships was designed to fill the gap.
Included events 
Current events for juniors: time trial, keirin, individual pursuit, team pursuit, points race, scratch race, sprint, team sprint and, for men only, the madison. Women's events are shorter than men's.
Championships are open to riders selected by their national cycling governing body. They compete in the colours of their country.
Hosts of European Track Championships
Elite Championships all-time Medal table : 2010–2012 
Omnium events 
European championships Omnium events held before 2010:
Juniors and U23's 
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