After the limited interest shown in my Tour De France ‘Song-a-Stage’ project in July it would perhaps be idiocy to embark on a similar scheme over the next three weeks for the Vuelta (Tour of Spain). But idiocy never stopped me before, so here we go with stage one. For those of you not familiar with stage races in cycling, the overall leader wears a coloured jersey to denote his status. The Maillot Jaune is the most famous of these, but the Giro D’Italia’s Maglia Rosa runs it close, at least amongst cycling fans (Italians would put it first, of course). The leaders jersey in the Vuelta has swapped colour a few times over the years, and this time around it has settled on a nice red. And since his HTC Columbia team stormed through the floodlit streets of Seville to win the opening time trial stage last night, it is Mark ‘The Cock’ Cavendish who pulls on the first red jersey of this years’ race. XTC provided the podium soundtrack.