Nick White has escaped injury in a fall in the opening stage of the Tour de l'Avenir in France overnight.
The Ballarat cyclist took a tumble inside the last 3km of the 128.8km stage as riders were setting up for a sprint finish.
His father Gerard White said Nick had a sore arm, but had told him did not expect it to be an issue for the remainder of the under-23 event.
The 21-year-old was classified 129th - 52 seconds down with the bulk of the 154 riders to finish the stage.
Denmark's Norsgaard Jorgensen rode solo to the line to take the honours by the 52-second margin.
Great British Ethan Hayter and Tom Pidcock joined him on the podium.
The U23 men's team are all lined up and ready to race at the 2019 edition of the Tour de l'Avenir!— Cycling Australia (@CyclingAus) August 15, 2019
The team is a composite development team of riders from the National Road Series & Continental.
View the full team here: https://t.co/AD8H7YQXcx
Image credit: Lizzie Haumesser. pic.twitter.com/GP2PAGUfky
Kaden Groves was the first of the Australian team to finish in seventh.
He was followed by teammates Alex Evans 44th, Liam Magennis 66th, Michael Potter 98th, Sam Jenner 102nd and White - all in the same bunch.
Tour de l'Avenir, which translates in English to Tour of the Future, is similar to the Tour de France, but is restricted to riders under-23.
This year's event is over 10 stages, with a 32.1km team time trial from Eymet to Bergerac the next stage on Friday.
This will be followed by:
Stage 3 - Montignac-Lascaux to Mauriac (162.3km)
Stage 4 - Mauriac to Espalion (158.2km)
Stage 5 - Espalion to Saint-Julien-Chapteuil (158.9km)
Stage 6 - Saint-Julien-Chapteuil to Privas (124km)
Stage 7 - Grésy-sur-Isere to La Giettaz (103.5km)
Stage 8 - Brides-les-Bains to Col de la Loze/Méribel (23.1km)
Stage 9 - Villaroger to Tignes (67.2km)
Stage 10 - Saint-Colomban-des-Villard to Le Corbier (78.1km)
White will go from the Tour de l'Avenir the world under-23 road race championship in England next month.