Thanks @Smoother In the span of time since I hit the pothole to the landing of my hands, I was able to think how to fall. Thanks to that I can roll on my back in almost all my falls, so the energy of the impact dissipates and avoids friction damage. The key is to reach the ground on foot, after that it is easy to continue the maneuver to get a nice landing.
My advice is to use your hands to protect the face / head so that they are between the head and the floor. Turn your face to the side where you want to make the turn, then raise your legs to lose the impulse of turn and prepare them to get up on your feet again