I'm sure all it takes is a couple of KOMs on Strava on your weekly training rides, plus limiting yourself to only 12 beers/week.
This guy is definitely trying to get worshiped for his insane workouts, and hoping that intimidates his rivals. He doesn't know the real formula. He probably rides bikes that have steeper than 66HA and less than DH knobbed tires. No way he could be a great bike handler or fast on the descents. Just a roadie, who grabs his Old School Geometry bike for the occasional race.
--Karl Franz Ochstradt, who's never won a bike race, ever. Forever.