Rubber banding to dropped riders

In today’s Zwift Academy ride, I was a bit late out of the gate, approx 35 seconds back from main group once I got going. Despite putting in big efforts to catch up during the warm up segment, I was instead rubber-banded to another dropped rider who was putzing along at a steady 1.5w/kg (him also ignoring the workout. Made it impossible to catch up and killed any Academy motivation. Doing 30sec intervals at 5w/kg while only moving at 20kph is frustrating.