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Release the Brake! is the tenth episode of The Amazing Race 19.


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The order of departure from Parc Élisabeth are as follows:

  1. Amani & Marcus
  2. Ernie & Cindy
  3. Jeremy & Sandy
  4. Andy & Tommy
  5. Bill & Cathi
Since the previous leg was a No-Rest Leg, teams immediately departed from the Pit Stop to continue racing.

Teams must drive themselves to the Ford Proving Grounds, where they would find their next clue.

"Who wants to play with the Ponies?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must test drive a Ford Mustang. They must first accelerate to 100 mph and then brake at a designated spot. They must then go through a slalom course within 16 seconds. Finally, they must perform two victory doughnuts. Once all three tasks are completed, their instructor would give them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Ghent and search for the Hoofdbrug, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Water
Teams must use the provided materials (pontoons, rope, and wood) to build a raft, which they must then use to search the Leie River for two halves to their next clue.

Amani & Marcus, Andy & Tommy, and Bill & Cathi chose this task.

Choice B: Waffle
Teams must build a waffle stand and then bake and decorate 18 Belgian waffles to the chef's satisfaction. They must then display the waffles as it appeared in the chef's stand before they can receive their next clue.

Ernie & Cindy and Jeremy & Sandy chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Muur van Geraardsbergen, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must release 100 homing pigeons and follow the pigeons to a specific address in Beersel provided to them. Once there, teams would be able to retrieve their next clue from one of the pigeons.

Teams received a picture, which teams were left to figure out was that of the Atomium, where they must to check in.
For coming in first place, Andy & Tommy each won a customizable Ford Mustang.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • ϵ 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• H Was penalized with a Hazard
Andy & Tommy
 1st place 
Andy & Tommy
Pro Snowboarders
Jeremy & Sandy
 2nd place 
Jeremy & Sandy
Ernie & Cindy
 3rd place 
Ernie & Cindy
Amani & Marcus
 4th place 
Amani & Marcus
Bill & Cathi
 5th place 
Bill & Cathi



The Amazing Race 19 Episodes

"Kindness of Strangers" · "The Sprint of Our Life" · "Don't Lay Down on Me Now!" · "This Is Gonna Be a Fine Mess" · "I Feel Like I'm in the Circus" · "We Love Your Country Already; It Is Very Spacious" · "Move Goat" · "Super Shady" · "It's Speedo Time" · "Release the Brake!" · "We Are Charlie Chaplin" · "Go Out and Get It Done"