Confirmation that the riders in next year's 101st edition of the Tour will face nine sections of cobbled roads, stretching over 15 kilometres, during stage five was a highlight of the route which begins with the Grand Depart from Yorkshire and a Cambridge to London stage.
Norweigian rider Thor Hushovd won the last cobbled stage in the Tour three years ago, with many of the riders at the time describing it as 'carnage'.
Team Sky's Froome had voiced his concerns but is also aware that it may be a chance to push home any little advantage if his rivals suffer over the bumps.
"It is something that will literally shake things up," he said following the announcement.
"For me the cobbles just represent more of a risk in terms of a mechanical failure or something going wrong and crashes.
"In terms of the race it will make it interesting and it is something else that we are going to have to prepare for and hopefully it could be somewhere we look at taking advantages.
"It makes it a bit more of a lottery but I'm sure, as a team, we will look into anything we can do to reduce the risks and limit any losses, if there are any."
Following their battle across the cobbles, the riders will travel through Champagne country, with a sixth stage to Reims as the race skirts the eastern fringes of France before a 10th stage from Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles.
Froome won on the steep ascent on the second Saturday of the 2012 Tour as Sir Bradley Wiggins took the yellow jersey which he would not relinquish.
Again it is expected the overall contenders will emerge on the climb in 2014. Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana, the 2013 runner-up, are all anticipated to rival Froome's bid for victory.
The first rest day in Besancon is followed by the Alpine stages, but it is in the Pyrenees, following the second rest day in Carcassonne, where the overall contenders will do further battle, with finishes at Bagneres-de-Luchon, Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d'Adet and Hautacam.
The overall winner will be determined by the penultimate day's 54km time-trial, the only one of the race, between Bergerac and Perigueux before the transfer to Paris and the Champs-Elysees finish on July 27.
Froome was pleased with the route and believes it will pose a steep challenge as he looks to defend his title.
"I like it," he added.
"It's challenging and it has got a bit of everything. With five hilltop finishes, that makes it in my eyes harder than last year's Tour de France."