Axelle Gachet Mollaret could clinch the women's ISMF World Cup title in Flaine ©Getty Images

France's Axelle Gachet Mollaret and Xavier Gachet are in pole position prior to the final International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) World Cup event of the season in Flaine resort in France.

In the women's event, Gachet Mollaret goes into the final round with 500 points in total while Sweden's Tove Alexandersson follows behind on 426 but could still leapfrog her rival with three races scheduled to take place between tomorrow and Saturday (April 9).

Gachet Mollaret's compatriot Emily Harrop currently makes up the podium on 406 points.

The pair combined last week to win the ISMF Team Long Distance World Championships which took place over three stages.

The standings are closer in the men's event as Gachet sits top on 471 points from Italian Michele Boscacci on 425.

Frenchman and 2013 champion William Bon Mardion's 325 points sees him sit in third with an outside chance of overall victory.

Gachet and Bon Mardion also competed at the Tour du Rutor on Saturday (April 2), finishing third overall.

The action is due to begin tomorrow with the individual race set to run across three categories - senior, under-23, and under-20.

The men's race will reach an altitude of 1,812 metres while the women's will peak at 1,600m.

This is then set to be followed by the vertical race on Thursday (April 7) and sprint race on Saturday (April 9).

Flaine, in the Haute-Savoie region, is set to be the sixth event of the 2021-2022 World Cup calendar since it began in Pontedilegno-Tonale in Italy on December 16 last year.