Maarten Tjallingii

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Maarten Tjallingii
Maarten Tjallingii.jpg
Tjallingii at the 2009 E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
Personal information
Full name Maarten Pieter Tjallingii
Born (1977-11-05) 5 November 1977 (age 37)
Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
Team information
Current team LottoNL-Jumbo
Discipline Road and Mountain biking
Role Rider
Rider type Rouleur
Professional team(s)
2003–2005 Marco Polo
2006–2007 Skil-Shimano
2008 Silence-Lotto
2009– Rabobank
Major wins

Stage races

Tour of Belgium (2006)
Tour of Qinghai Lake (2007)
Infobox last updated on
9 January 2015

Maarten Pieter Tjallingii (cha-LING-gee; born 5 November 1977 in Leeuwarden) is a Dutch professional racing cyclist for UCI ProTeam LottoNL-Jumbo.[1] His biggest win was the 2006 Tour of Belgium.[2]

Tjallingii was selected to ride the 2012 Tour de France, but crashed on stage 3, he continued for another 40 kilometers and finished it over ten minutes behind the winner Peter Sagan. However he did not start stage 4, reportedly with a fractured left hip, becoming the third retirement of the 2012 Tour.[3]


3rd, Overall, Tour du Faso
1st Stage 2
1st, Overall, Tour du Faso
1st Stage 1
1st, Rund um Rhede
2nd, National MTB Championships
1st, Overall, Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 1
1st, Overall, Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stage 7
2nd, Overall, Tour of Belgium
3rd Paris–Roubaix
1st Stage 2 World Ports Classic
Giro d'Italia
Held Jersey blue.svg after Stages 2–5

Grand Tour General Classification Results Timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 98 131 92
Yellow jersey Tour 131 98 WD
red jersey Vuelta 58 137

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

Personal life[edit]

Tjallingii is one of the few known vegetarian cyclists.[4] He lost one of his kidneys as a child.[5]


  1. ^ "Former Rabobank (RAB) – NED". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ronde van België" (in Dutch). Ronde van België. 
  3. ^ "Tjallingii, Rojas out after crash-filled Tour de France stage". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 3 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tour de France sportzomer" (in Dutch). NOS. 11 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Poels optimistic about return to racing in 2013". Future plc. 29 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

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