If that is the case, maybe this can take the spot of the Age Group rankings, since they are in a way more important. Combining the rankings, I'm not really thinking of something like that since the OP is pretty crowded already.
I also think that this thread is more important than the Age group rankings, and that it would be better to separate it from the rankings thread, because if they are in the same thread, there will be too much confusion in the debates ... but yes, it would be interesting in the Race thread to compare the "Race rankings" with the "real rankings".
It's true that it's a bit early in the year as Guichard said for the Race to be a lot looked at, but from around Roland-Garros, it will already been followed more.
If there's a limitation problem in sticky threads, personally I would think of making the Age groups thread not sticky or diminish the number of age groups and put the Age group rankings in the OP of the rankings thread.