Is pedal assist still working w/pace partners?

Good morning, I usually like riding with the “C Cadence” bot after a workout. The last few times I joined, the program launches with my avatar sitting stationary at the side of the road. The pedal assist function seems to have disappeared. It takes a sustained 650-700w effort to catch up to the group from a dead start. That’s not the way I want to do a post workout spin. Is the pedal assist function adjustable or optional somewhere in the settings and it’s just a matter of switching something on/off? Thanks for any help/feedback

Pace Partners are only active in Watopia right now, so to ride with You will be dropped in next to the Pace Partner with a bit of pedal assist to get you up to speed.