|Date(s)||3–7 September 2008|
The 2008 European Track Championships took place in Pruszków, Poland from 3 September to 7 September 2008. They were the annual European championship for track cycling for junior and under 23 riders. Events were also held at elite level in the women's omnium discipline.A men's omnium European Championship was held in Alkmaar, the Netherlands at 18 October 2008.
Track cycling is a bicycle racing sport usually held on specially built banked tracks or velodromes using track bicycles.
Belarus competed at the 2008 European Track Championships in Pruszków, Poland, from 3 September to 7 September 2008. Belarus registered a team of 12 men and 8 women.
Great Britain competed at the 2008 European Track Championships in Pruszków, Poland, from 3 September to 7 September 2008. Great Britain competed in 31 of the 34 events.
Lithuania competed at the 2008 European Track Championships in Pruszków, Poland, from 3 September to 7 September 2008. Lithuania competed in 14 of the 34 events.
Open events were held in the omnium discipline only.
An omnium is a multiple race event in track cycling. Historically the omnium has had a variety of formats. In recent years, road racing has also adopted the term to describe multi-day races that feature the three primary road race events.
|Men's Event held in Alkmaar, the Netherlands on 18 October 2008.|
| Men's Omnium || Wim Stroetinga ||44|| Robert Bartko ||40|| Elia Viviani ||38|
|Women's Event held in Pruszków, Poland in September 2008.|
| Women's Omnium || Elena Tchalykh ||46|| Ellen van Dijk ||41|| Anastasia Tchulkova ||41|
| U23 Men's Sprint || Kévin Sireau || Michaël D'Almeida || Matthew Crampton |
| U23 Men's 1 km Time Trial || Michaël D'Almeida || David Daniell || Tomáš Bábek |
| U23 Men's Individual Pursuit || Vitaliy Shchedov ||4:25.518|| Jerôme Cousin ||4:29.383|| Marco Coledan |
| U23 Men's Team Pursuit || Steven Burke |
|4:05.568|| Evgeny Kovalev |
|4:10.139|| Marcel Kalz |
| U23 Men's Team Sprint || Denis Dmitriev |
|44.991|| Matthew Crampton |
|45.277|| Krzysztof Szymanek |
| U23 Men's Keirin || Matthew Crampton || Michaël D'Almeida || Denis Spicka |
| U23 Men's Scratch || Elia Viviani || Pim Ligthart || Jiri Hochmann |
| U23 Men's Points Race || Ivan Kovalev ||31|| Ralf Matzka ||30|| Jiri Hochmann ||30|
| U23 Women's Sprint || Miriam Welte ||12.206 / 11.898|| Lyubov Shulika || Anna Blyth ||12.045 / 12.046|
| U23 Women's 500 m Time Trial || Sandie Clair ||33.872|| Miriam Welte ||34.376|| Anna Blyth ||35.035|
| U23 Women's Individual Pursuit || Vilija Sereikaitė ||3:34.781|| Ellen van Dijk ||3:37.747|| Joanna Rowsell |
| U23 Women's Team Pursuit || Lizzie Armitstead |
|3:26.836|| Audrey Cordon |
|3:35.026|| Victoriya Kondel |
| U23 Women's Team Sprint || Sandie Clair |
|34.481|| Renata Dąbrowska |
|36.303|| Yulia Kosheleva |
| U23 Women's Keirin || Miriam Welte || Sandie Clair || Lyubov Shulika |
| U23 Women's Scratch || Ellen van Dijkⁱ|
|N/A|| Evgenia Romanyuta |
| U23 Women's Points Race || Ellen van Dijk ||32|| Lizzie Armitstead ||27|| Aksana Papko ||24|
i) There were awarded 2 gold medals (and no silver medal) because Ellen van Dijk and Lizzie Armitstead finished at the same time. See the finishfoto.
Eleonora Maria "Ellen" van Dijk is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's Team Trek–Segafredo. Besides road cycling she was also a track cyclist until 2012. Van Dijk is known as a time trial specialist and is five times world champion. She won her first world title on the track in the scratch race in 2008. She became Road World Champion in 2012, 2013 and 2016 with her respective trade teams in the team time trial and in 2013 also in the individual time trial. In 2015, she won the time trial at the first European Games and the silver medal in the team time trial at the world championships.
|Junior Men's Sprint|| Quentin Lafargue || Charlie Conord || Peter Mitchell |
|Junior Men's 1 km Time Trial|| Quentin Lafargue || Thomas Bonafos || Loris Paoli |
|Junior Men's Individual Pursuit|| Albert Torres Barcelo ||3:19.404|| Artur Ershov ||3:22.034|| Mark Christian ||3:19:683|
|Junior Men's Team Pursuit|| Julien Duval |
|4:09.231|| Luke Rowe |
|4:09.559|| Thomas Juhas |
|Junior Men's Team Sprint|| Charlie Conord |
|45.618|| Steven Hill |
|46.435|| Grzegorz Drejgier |
|Junior Men's Keirin|| Charlie Conord || Steven Hill || Juan Peralta Gascon |
|Junior Men's Scratch|| Claudio Imhof || Konstantin Kuperasov || Vitaly Barbas |
|Junior Men's Points Race|| Sam Bennett ||29|| Albert Torres Barcelo ||18|| Michał Kwiatkowski ||16|
|Junior Men's Madison|| Mark Christian |
|20|| Niki Byrgese |
|18|| Thomas Juhas |
|15 (-1 lap)|
|Junior Women's Sprint|| Victoria Baranova ||12.270 / 12.147|| Barbora Drzkova || Jessica Varnish ||13.462 / 12.359|
|Junior Women's 500 m Time Trial|| Jessica Varnish ||35.364|| Victoria Baranova ||35.788|| Magali Baudacci ||36.083|
|Junior Women's Individual Pursuit|| Hannah Mayho ||2:28.175|| Jolien D'Hoore ||2:28.537|| Lucie Záleská ||2:28.874|
|Junior Women's Team Pursuit|| Alex Greenfield |
|2:19.612|| Evelyn Arys |
|2:20.456|| Giada Balzan |
|Junior Women's Team Sprint|| Aleksandra Drejgier |
|35.562|| Magali Baudacci |
|36.303|| Victoria Baranova |
|Junior Women's Keirin|| Jessica Varnish || Galina Streltsova || Giada Balzan |
|Junior Women's Scratch|| Lucie Záleská || Valentina Scandolara || Jolien D'Hoore |
|Junior Women's Points Race|| Alex Greenfield ||21|| Jolien D'Hoore ||12|| Amy Pieters ||12|
|Totals (17 nations)||38||36||37||111|
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