I think reading this as some slick PR trick to hide something is a bit silly.
My understanding is that D|ck Pound called for a truth and reconciliation commission.
Pat at the UCI called for the same, but was perhaps hoping to keep it in house and under his "able hands".
Now there was a UCI council meeting in Maastricht on Wednesday and JV said that it would be a good idea if WADA intervened and put the commission together.
Hence JV doesn't want the UCI to be able to hide anything.
Additionally he suggests a comprehensive database, which is a concrete suggestion of what steps one would need to take in this commission.
"Vaughters wants an independent tribunal to record a comprehensive database of the sports turbulent doping past so the truth can be fully acknowledged before moving on to a bright future."
As far as Ashendens comments, when I heard the term new age, Garmin is not the team that came to mind first.
Anyway, Ashendens " I am led to believe that there are pockets of organised, highly sophisticated dopers even within ‘new age’ cycling teams
To me does not necessarily imply that the Team is aware of it. It could be they are aware, but it could also mean they are not.
Anyway if this truth an reconciliation commission gets rolling, I expect some of these pockets to start leaking and finally revealing themselves.
As for all the talk of sky in the article, it is a British paper and the Telegraph is a "very British" paper, so I would not take that as anymore than nationalism for the readers. How much of that JV said and after what questions, would perhaps say more about the paper than JV.