Ludo Peeters is a former professional cyclist, with a career from 1974 to 1990. The teams he rode for include ‘Ijsboerke’ and two Dutch ones: ‘Raleigh’ and ‘Superconfex’.
For most of his career he cycled in teams together with, and later for, Jan Raas. He took part in the Tour de France ten times, and finished every time, which was no mean feat. He won three stages and twice wore the yellow jersey for a day.
In addition to stage races, Peeters was also good at one-day races.
He chalked up an impressive number of victories in the Paris-Brussels (1977 and 1979), the Grote Schelde Prize (1980 and 1984), the Zurich championship (1985), Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne (1987), Rund um den Henninger-Turm (1982 and 1983), and Blois-Chaville (Paris-Tours) (1983).
Ludo is still involved in cycling today. He is, for example, mentor and sponsor of the ‘Ludo Peeters cycling team’, which takes part primarily in amateur races and non-national club races. Every year the ‘Ludo Peeters Classic’ for amateur cyclists is held in Brasschaat.
He also helps organise the ex-professionals race in Terhagen for Paul and Annik of Casa Grinta.