Six teams are left when it comes to season 29 of “The Amazing Race,” and as the competition starts winding down into the final legs, teams may start to focus on one another when it comes to cutthroat decision making in the scramble to make it to the final leg.
Spoiler Alert: The ending of the Season 29, Episode 6 “Double U-Turn Ahead” Is Discussed Below
Season 29’s teams of strangers have dealt with some drama as they’ve learned to work together with people they only met at the starting line, but with the $1 million getting closer to their grasps, the racers are starting to put their differences with their partners aside and focusing on how best to play the game in general. Everyone worked together well in Lake Como, Italy in their efforts to make sure Vanck and Ashton were eliminated during the Double U-Turn, but with other U-Turns likely not appearing for the rest of the game, the teams will need to strategize more than ever if they want to make it to the end.
Of course, at least three more teams will fall before the final leg arrives, and while some teams seem certain to make it to the final leg at this point, others seem to be less likely to get there. Here’s our ranking of where we think the teams will fall when the race heads to Venice—and which team seems most likely to find themselves eliminated.
Becca Droz and Floyd Pierce (#TeamFun)
Strong competitors since the beginning, Becca and Floyd managed to pull off their highly-coveted first place finish in Lake Como, beating Matt and Redmond by mere seconds thanks to their boat securing to a dock first.
Though it was their first first-place finish, they have by no means been near the bottom of the pack at all, usually finishing in the top three or four teams. They’re also well-liked by every other team because of their fun and easy-going personalities, and because they helped turn the Double U-Turn into a single one, ensuring that Ashton and Vanck couldn’t turn another team around as well. If teams begin trying to stab one another in the back to increase their own chances, these two are likely to be the last team to get attacked.
Matt Ladley And Redmond Ramos (#TheBoys)
These two are itching for a first place leg, and for good reason. They have also been near the top throughout the entire race, even handling being U-Turned by Vanck and Ashton in Africa with ease, completing both Detours before even half of their fellow teams managed to finish their one. They’re by far the strongest competitors and only missed out on their first place finish in Lake Como because of a boat captain who failed to secure them to the dock as quickly as Becca and Floyd’s did. Though…