But on the island where everything seems to be named after the little emperor
himself, Napoleon Bonaparte, Froome has looked in the mood to leave the peloton blown apart.
Perhaps a local potentate or tyrant ruled the roost as a little emperor
, now that the real one had quit the scene.
Haile, affectionately known as the Little Emperor
, received an honorary degree from the University of Birmingham in July and was using a carbohydrate sports drink developed by the University when he set the current world record for the marathon in Berlin in 2008, just a tiny fraction under two hours and four minutes.
The dominant trainer in the Grand Prix is the same dominant figure as everywhere else for the last two decades or more: racing's own little emperor
, Andre Fabre, who has won the race on ten previous occasions.
Abyu and Gebrselassie, arguably the world's greatest ever distance runner, were born just 25 miles apart and in 2007 Abyu returned to his native country to train with the little emperor
The Dream Team have their own nicknames in China and it was the Little Emperor
(LeBron James), The Flash (Dwayne Wade) and the Flying Warrior (Kobe Bryant) who did the damage.
HE may be remembered as the Little Emperor
in Scotland but Down Under he's known as Little Two-faced Dick.
Shouldn't we be disgusted at the contempt for justice that is on display when our wretched little emperor
uses his office to protect criminals within the government - criminals who were doing the bidding of the president and vice president - from the legal consequences of their crimes?
WALES must defy the little emperor
in Rome next week - if they are to avoid Six Nations slaughter.
But a gatefold on Mumble's page then reminds the reader that little emperor
penguins really do eat the fish already digested by their mothers, as shown in the movie.
But instead the big man proved to be the little emperor
Peter Stringer as he, excuse the pun, pulled Munster's strings.
The Havannah was built during the Napoleonic wars, a 42-gun vessel which escorted the Little Emperor
to exile on St Helena in 1815.
This Napoleon is no Little Emperor
but a delightful donkey which leads tourists on walks through glorious countryside close to the Channel ports.
Titled The Little Emperor
and the Beast, it is a typically vibrant piece of work from Rebecca - who is directing - which involves mime, masks, puppets, music, dance and art - indeed the while multi-media package.
She said: ``We've created a physical theatre performance based on a Romanian fairytale called the Little Emperor
and the Beast.