Cheaters Never Win...And They Cheated! is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 4.
Teams must fly to Milan, Italy and find the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to search for their next clue. There are only three flights for the teams. The first flight is Swiss Air and can only accommodate four teams. The second flight is Lufthansa and can only accommodate three teams. The third flight is KLM, and can only carry five teams. The first two flights leave at 2:55 pm, however, the second arrives 45 minutes after the first. The third flight leaves an hour after the first two.
At the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, teams must search for tickets for chartered bus rides at 2:00 am, 4:00 am, and 6:00 am to Cortina d'Ampezzo. Once the teams find a ticket, they may not switch it for an earlier time. Buses can only take four teams at a time.
Teams must make their way to the top of Cinque Torri to find their next clue.
The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after finding their clue at Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Choice A: Search
Teams must use a locator beacon to find a beeper emanating from beneath a 160-acre snow field. After finding it, they must dig in this spot and find a set of keys for a snowmobile which they would use to drive to their next clue.
None of the teams chose this task.
Choice B: Rescue
Teams must make their way to a pair of rock towers and cross an alpine rescue bridge of four steel cables. Then, they must ride a long zip-line to travel 250 feet cross a ravine to receive their next clue.
All of the teams chose this task.
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward
- This episode title is said by Sheree after Steve & Josh allowed Steve & Dave to cut ahead of them in line at Los Angeles International Airport.
- This 90-minute premiere was the first extended episode (with only one leg) in the series.
- During the Rescue Detour, Chris sarcastically calls Amanda "Flo", a reference to previous season's winner's whining behavior at times.