Season 30 of “The Amazing Race” reached the halfway point with episode six, “The Claws are Out,” which aired on CBS on Jan. 31. The seven remaining teams travelled from Les Baux-de-Provence, France to Prague, Czech Republic on two separate flights.
The first flight carried four teams who sailed through the episode with relative ease. First place went to professional skiers Kristi Leskinen and Jen Hudak, who overcame the roadblock that was a Switchback to one that stymied teams in Season 15. For their efforts, Phil Keoghan gave them the good news that they had won a trip to Perth, Australia. He then warned them that the road ahead would be full of surprises.
The three teams that arrived on the second flight raced to the Rudolfinum concert hall in search of the Double U-Turn board. “Big Brother” alumni Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf opted to U-Turn Trevor Wadleigh and Chris Marchant of Team Well Strung, forcing them to do both Detours. Not surprisingly, having to both transport a keg of beer and pass a science quiz this put the classical musicians in last place, and they were eliminated from the competition.
While finishing first in any leg earns a team bragging rights, it is no guarantee of victory at the end of this race around the world. Who do you think will win this 30th edition of “The Amazing Race.” Vote in our poll below and then be sure to make your predictions as to the outcome of episode seven, “All’s Fair in Love and War.”
Do you have a favorite pairing among the teams still in contention that you are rooting for to win the million dollar grand prize? Be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.
To recap, in order of where they finished on episode six, “The Claws are Out,” the teams were:
Kristi Leskinen & Jen Hudak (Team Extreme)
Eric Guiffreda & Daniel Guiffreda (Team Firefighters)
Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Team Yale)
Alexander Rossi & Conor Daly (Team IndyCar)
Lucas Bocanegra & Brittany Austin (Team Ocean Rescue)
Cody Nickson & Jessica Graf (Team Big Brother)
Trevor Wadleigh & Chris Marchant (Team Well Strung)
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