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Back in the Saddle is the season premiere of The Amazing Race: All-Stars.

Story

Route Markers

Teams must find one of several of UCLA Bruin Marching Band members with the Chinese symbols for Guangzhou (广州) on their shako's badge, matching the badges displayed on the shakos of the band conductors, and bring the band member back to the starting line to be confirmed by host Phil Keoghan. Once a team brought a band member with the correct shako, Phil would give them a set of tickets for one of two flights to Guangzhou, China. The first four teams would receive tickets for the first flight, Cathay Pacific, while the last seven teams would receive tickets for an EVA Air flight scheduled to arrive an hour after the first.

Upon arrival, teams must take either a taxi or the Guangzhou Metro to Jiangnan Avenue North, where they must search for one of three wedding boutiques (Precious One, Rich Forest & Beauty, or Silver Gorgeous) where they would receive their next clue. Each boutique had a limited number of clues, forcing teams to search for other boutiques if they went to one that had already run out.

Teams must take the metro to "the building in Guangzhou with bubbles on top", being given a replica bubble for reference, leaving teams to figure out that this referred to Canton Tower. Once there, they must select one of the bubble cars of the Ferris wheel located at the top of the tower and search for their next clue, which would be revealed when the door to the car closed, forcing the teams to wait for the car to make a full trip around the building before they are allowed to exit and proceed. Even numbered cars held clues, while odd numbered cars told teams to try again.

Teams must make their way to Haixinsha Stadium, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's feeling wired?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must dress in a special costume and perform five aerial somersaults while suspended 300 feet in the air by wires attached to the stadium's towers to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way on foot to Guangzhou Opera House to check in. For coming in first, Jet & Cord won two Express Passes, one of which had to be given to another team before the fifth leg.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
Jet & Cord
 1st place 
Jet & Cord
Cowboys
Brendon & Rachel
 2nd place 
Brendon & Rachel
Newlyweds
Dave & Connor
 3rd place 
Dave & Connor
Father/Son
Margie & Luke
 4th place 
Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
Leo & Jamal
 5th place 
Leo & Jamal
Cousins
Mark & Mallory
 6th place 
Mark & Mallory
Team Kentucky
Flight Time & Big Easy
 7th place 
Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
Jessica & John
 8th place 
Jessica & John
Engaged
Caroline & Jennifer
 9th place 
Caroline & Jennifer
Country Singers
Joey & Meghan
 10th place 
Joey & Meghan
YouTube Hosts
Natalie & Nadiya
 11th place 
Natalie & Nadiya
Twins

Trivia

References

The Amazing Race: All-Stars Episodes

"Back in the Saddle" · "Baby Bear's Soup" · "Welcome to the Jungle" · "Smarter, Not Harder" · "Can't Make Fish Bite" · "Down and Dirty" · "The Gladiators Are Here!" · "Donkeylicious" · "Accidental Alliance" · "Bull Down" · "Hei Ho Heidi Ho" · "Do You Believe in Magic?"