With 10 participations, no abandonments, three stage wins and two days in yellow to his credit, Ludo Peeters' record in the Tour de France was definitely an admirable one. The Belgian won a stage in 1980, 1982 and 1986. In 1982 and 1984, he took the yellow jersey from Bernard Hinault. The latter was the fastest in the prologue each time but had to hand over his leader's jersey the next day. Peeters won the stage after the prologue in 1982, scoring a half-minute lead over the peloton. However, the Belgian cyclist's success was short-lived. It was the turn of Australian Phil Anderson to wear the yellow jersey the next day. Peeters last won a Tour de France stage in 1986, when he emerged as the victor of the seventh stage towards Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët.