Tjallingii at the 2009 E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
|Full name||Maarten Pieter Tjallingii|
|Born||5 November 1977|
Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
|Discipline||Road and Mountain biking|
|Rider type||Rouleur, Breakaway specialist|
His biggest win was the 2006 Tour of Belgium. A frequent participant in breakaways in major races, his other most notable performances include a third place at the 2011 Paris–Roubaix and spending four days in the King of the Mountains jersey in the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
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.
Tjallingii raced at the 2016 Giro d'Italia, which started in the Netherlands, and he made an impact on the early stages, winning the award for most aggressive rider on Stage 2 before taking the lead in the King of the Mountains competition on Stage 3, which finished 250 metres away his home in Arnhem. He had previously announced that he would retire from racing in June, having signed a six-month contract extension with Team Jumbo for 2016.
- 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
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
|Tour de France||—||—||131||98||DNF||—||—||—||—|
|Vuelta a España||58||—||—||—||—||—||137||DNF||—|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
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