Joining friend but got different route


I’m aware there is already another post on this issue, but I wasn’t able to answer on that- or couldn’t find how to:

Anyway, did a ride with my wife this morning. She started by joining Michael the pacebot.

I shortly joined her afterwards by clicking on her name tag in the main menu.

I then joined in spot on in the bot bunch.

But it send me another way on the first crossing! That was some catch up so early in the game!

Surely that is not how it meant to be?

Thanks for looking into this.