Currently, when entering the game by joining another rider, it takes a lot of effort to speed up from standing still to catch the rider.
Instead, the starting point should be certain distance ahead of the rider I am trying to join based on that rider’s speed.
Here is an example I ran into. When joining a group of riders riding at 2.5 to 3w/kg on the Richmond course, by the time my avatar is ready in the game, the group had flew by. It was very difficult to catch up to the group even when sprinting.