Maarten Tjallingii

Maarten Tjallingii

Former cyclist

The strength of this speaker
  • Targeted
  • Doing business
  • Motivation

About Maarten Tjallingii

Maarten Tjallingii has perhaps been the most motivated and passionate cyclist of recent years. Think of his bulk experience as a sportsman: 10 big laps, winning the lap of Belgium and Quinghai lake and five more victories and eight years at top level world cup mountain biking. As a non-climber in the mountain jersey riding the toughest of the big tours is one of the guarantees of knowing how to turn a will into a road. Set goals and achieve goals!

Coaching is always about listening to what you need, sometimes the effect of a pass in place is two steps forward

Why Maarten Tjallingii Book as a speaker ?

As a speaker Maarten talks about adventures on a bicycle, experiencing highs and lows and experiencing success and then making it even more successful. Over the years Maarten has developed his own model with which he gives people a guideline to get motivated to work! Besides giving presentations, Maarten is also available for (bicycle) clinics, personal development workshops and as a table guest.


Maarten was perhaps the most versatile cyclist who rode around in recent years. Think of one kidney (as a result of cancer as a 2 year old), vegetarian, ten years raised in Mozambique, four years skated in the sub top of the Netherlands, eight years in the top of Europe mountain bike, (BSC) studied Innovation Management at the HTS technical business administration, 11 seasons in the world top of road cycling and father of son and daughter and husband of Petra. Gradually Maarten found out what he lives for: communicating what you can achieve with passion and pleasure. From that mission Maarten started to identify himself with Motivation and Inspiration (MII) in a word that translates as 'Grinta'. In his own words Griinta with the ii of Tjallingii.  The core values Initiate, Persevere, Persevere, Will to Win, Purposefulness and Persuasion are central to Griinta. On the basis of these values Maarten sets to work in order to become better in everything he does, make it perfection! Recognizing, naming and working with all factors he can influence, even if he has to move for it! Tour de France, Giro, Vuelta, Paris Roubaix, Tour de Belgique, World Ports and Quinghai Lake. All top performances. Remember the rider who rode with a broken hip for 35km to the finish and collapsed? Or the heavy rider who rode in the mountain jersey for more than a week and ran in the mountain jersey again last Giro. In short Griinta!

An impression of this speaker


  • Deelname aan de Tour de Frances (3x), Vuelta a Espania(3x) en Giro d’Italia (5x) 2001 - 2016
  • Third during the Paris Roubaix 2011
  • Twice wearer mountain jersey during the Giro d'Italia 2014 and 2016

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